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Al-Shabaab Strike Again

nightstalker

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On Tuesday, a car bomb was rammed into a police compound in Baladweyne, Somalia and militants opened fire on officers, leaving at least 28 people dead, officials and witnesses said. Al-Shabaab who have links with al-Qaeda claimed responsbility for the attack.

A gun battle ensued into the early afternoon, as African Union peacekeepers and Somali troops surrounded the compound.

The death toll:
7 civilians
11 police officers
10 militants

The militants attempted to blast their way through the gate, and tried to scale the walls during the attack.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud condemned the attack, saying his government was determined to eliminate the Islamists.

Mohamud's elected government has been in charge for just over a year and is striving to rebuild Somalia after two decades of civil war and lawlessness triggered by the overthrow of President Siad Barre in 1991.

Source: Reuters
 

KingLeonidas

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they don't stop, do they? they are clearly trying to give the world media the impression that they are not defeated - and they are actually on the rebound. whather that's true or not ... only time will tell. but it appears that some financial backer is trying to pour new money, weapons and life into these guys.

KL
 

gareth

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Hmmmm probably the chain of backers starts in KSA/Qatar and comes in via Yemen.
There are quite a few countries who do not want any kind of peace in Somalia.
 

KingLeonidas

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gareth - yes, looks like someone hasn't given up on the establishment of the Grand Caliphate just yet :)

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